Has a hormonal imbalance begun to disrupt your life? Consider trying compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in New York.
Hormonal imbalances can have a significant impact on your life. You could be struggling with depression, anxiety, weight loss or gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, and other debilitating symptoms. You may be able to correct your hormonal imbalance with the help of hormone replacement therapy.
The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy can help formulate your custom medicine so you can get back to your life. Continue reading to learn more about what hormone replacement therapy is and how compounded bioidentical hormone therapy in New York could help you.
What Is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment option that may be available to individuals who are suffering from hormonal imbalances. The goal of HRT is to regulate the body’s hormone levels, which in turn could ease the symptoms of your medical condition. Hormone therapy uses synthetic hormones to regulate the imbalance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is quite similar, but instead of using synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens that are biologically identical to the ones your body is already producing or should be producing.
Patients who are looking for the most natural approach to hormone regulation might choose BHRT over HRT, although both have been shown to be equally effective in achieving hormonal homeostasis.
Risks of BHRT
Most bioidentical hormones, BHRT, and compounded BHRT are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This isn’t because these hormone regulation drugs are unsafe, but simply the FDA has yet to review the drug for safety and effectiveness.
With that being said, BHRT and traditional hormone replacement therapy are not without risks. Just like with any other treatment, people going through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may experience a number of side effects, some of which include:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Male pattern hair growth
Going through hormone replacement therapy may increase your risk for developing other serious medical conditions including:
- Breast cancer
- Blood clots
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart disease
If your physician has recommended bioidentical hormone therapy for you, they have determined the benefits of this treatment outweigh the risks associated with it. You can always address your safety concerns, and any other questions you might have, with your physician or an experienced compounding pharmacist here at The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy.
Note that because the fact most compounded drugs are not FDA approved, you may need to cover the costs of your prescription out of your own pocket. Many health insurance policies do not extend coverage to drugs that do not have FDA approval.
Try Compounded BHRT in New York
When you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance and are interested in a more natural approach to homeostasis, try compounded bioidentical hormone therapy in New York.